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Leftist Moreno wins Ecuador presidency


Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa (R) celebrates in advance with a birthday cake his April 6 anniversary, next to President elect Lenin Moreno (out of frame) and Vice-president-elect Jorge Glas (L), at the Carondelet presidential palace, during the exchange of guard ceremony in Quito on April 3, 2017.<br />Socialist Lenin Moreno ...

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South Africa’s top trade union tells Zuma to go


South Africa’s powerful trade union federation Cosatu, a key coalition partner of the ruling ANC, on Tuesday called for embattled President Jacob Zuma to resign following a deeply unpopular cabinet reshuffle. Union general secretary Bheki Ntshalintshali said it was time for Zuma to “step down” after his purge last week ...

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Plateau Lawmakers Impeach Deputy Speaker…See New Details


The highly embattled Speaker of the Plateau State House of Assembly has been impeached by his colleagues. The Plateau State House of Assembly has impeached its Deputy Speaker, Mr Yusuf Gagdi. This followed a letter signed by 18 members of the House read at Tuesday’s plenary session by the Majority ...

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BREAKING News: Ondo Assembly Elects New Speaker and Deputy as Factional Lawmakers Boycott Election


The lawmaker representing Ifedore Constituency on Monday morning emerged the new Speaker of the crisis-ridden Ondo state House of Assembly as factional lawmakers boycott the election. The lawmaker representing Ifedore Constituency, Bamidele David Oloyelogun, on Monday morning, emerged the new Speaker of the crisis-ridden Ondo state House of Assembly. According ...

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Fashola named Minister of the Year


Former Governor of Lagos state and the Minister of Power, Works and Housing has won the Minister of the Year Award, Babatunde Raji Fashola organised by City People Magazine. Mr. Fashola’s said in his remarks at the ceremony. Read below P R O T O C O L S It ...

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Saraki, Dogara meet, agree to pass budget in April

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The leadership of the National Assembly, on Wednesday night, met on the passage of the 2017 Appropriation Bill. The meeting, which was hosted by the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, at his residence, had the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, in attendance. Principal officers of both chambers ...

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Something is wrong, this is not the Buhari we know – Jibrin


A former Chairman of the House ‘of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, Abdulmumin Jibrin, on Thursday, questioned President Muhammadu Buhari’s “inaction” following recent face-off between the Senate and the executive. The Senate have twice rejected the President’s nomination of Mr. Ibrahim Magu as the substantive chairman of the Economic and Financial ...

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See the Surprising Number of Nigerians Currently Living Abroad


The official number of Nigerians currently living abroad has been revealed by the office of the SSA to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and The Diaspora, Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, on Thursday announced that there were currently about 15 ...

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Conflict is necessary in a democracy, says Dogara

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The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara, has said the current face-off between the executive and the legislature is normal in democracy. Dogara, who spoke to Senior Editors in Abuja on Wednesday, said the nation stands to benefit from it. According to him, conflicts are a natural ...

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Governor locks out SSG, workers for lateness

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Cross River State Governor Senator Ben Ayade Wednesday locked out the staff of Government House including the Secretary to the State Government (SSG) for coming late to work. Ayade, who was said to have arrived earlier than 7:30 am, met his office door locked gave an instruction that the main ...

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Senate suspends Ndume for six months


The Nigerian Senate on Wednesday suspended former majority leader Senator Ali Ndume for six months for not ‘making due diligence’ before asking the upper chamber to investigate both the Senate President Bukola Saraki and the senator representing Kogi West Senatorial district, Dino Melaye. Ndume’s suspension followed the adoption of a ...

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